[NTLK] MP 2100 connection options
jasonandrewboyer at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 10:48:07 EST 2009
The flash card idea is a good one, and occurred to me as well. I've actually already ended up purchasing one for initial transfer of packages.
Is ethernet connection via NCX any easier or harder via wired or wireless?
Also, I just realized last night that my bronze keyboard Lombard doesn't actually have ADB, so I'll need a USB dongle coupled with a 9 pin serial cable. Has anyone had luck using that format on the Mac side?
On Nov 16, 2009, at 10:55 PM, Woody Smith wrote:
> It is true that this has been a problem for many. Connectivity to your mac/pc is most important. Ethernet connection to the mac is posible via Simon Bell's NCX.
> You will need to get the drivers installed. I or others can loan you a flash card with needed drivers.
> If you are using a pc get the cable from jksales.
> This will still not get the keyboard connected, But this is less important. I bought the SER 001 for my keyboard but with handwriting rec. I don't use it.
> ---- Original message -----
> 6. Ethernet (wireless or wired). People seem to have good success here, but I've only seen it used to access the internet on the Newton. Can a Newton Connection Utility transfer be utilized over ethernet? The only caveat is that it appears drivers need to be loaded before it works, which presents a chicken or the egg scenario. Plus, I can't use this method to communicate with the keyboard. Compatible ethernet cards do appear to be cheap and plentiful.
> Have I missed something obvious? Are there other cheaper sources for the SER-001 board, for example? Or perhaps a vendor for the interconnect dongle?
> Any advice is appreciated. Cheers.
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